November 14 , 2008

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CSU Volleyball, Woodling Gym to host conference tournament

By Matthew Gadus

The Cleveland State Volleyball team finishes Horizon League play at Youngstown State tonight at 7 p.m. They look to keep alive their 16 consecutive game win streak over the Penguins.
The Vikings will likely finish their regular season in 6th place in the conference.
Cleveland State University will host the Horizon League Championships on Nov. 20-23. The team that emerges victorious from the seeded tournament is crowned conference champion and receives an automatic bid to the NCCA tournament.
While the Vikings had a somewhat disappointing season record-wise, the tournament is basically another chance. They can win the Horizon League and receive an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament by winning three games.
“The conference is as tight as it ever has been, there is little difference between teams one through nine,” said Head Coach Chuck Voss. “I really feel we are a good enough team to win it.”
Playing the conference tournament at Woodling Gym, their home court, gives the Vikings a distinct advantage. They have performed well when playing at home all season. CSU is 5-3 at home.
“Playing at home is generally easier because you have set your routines and we’ll have some fans to cheer us on,” said Voss.
The Vikings are currently 7-18 overall and 6-9 in Horizon League play.




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